Okay…calm down…get a hold of yourself, Paul…
But seriously, stop whatever you are doing right now and watch this YouTube video containing (you guessed it) 163 Horror movies in 2 1/2 minutes:
I found this gem thanks to Kotaku, thanks to Vulture. How many of the films in this video can you name?? I’d say I could name about (+1 whatever number of movies Jake says he could name).
Now excuse me while I pull up my Netflix queue and watch this again!
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror romp The Cabin in the Woods. Again, this new trailer plays up the angle that “you think you know” the formula for every horror movie. What starts off as a Friday the 13th/Cabin Fever/Wrong Turn vibe quickly diverts into the realm of SciFi, with security cameras, underground laboratories, and invisible force fields! Have a gander at the full trailer here:
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The film will premiere at SXSW on March 9th (how convenient for us! …Now if we can just get passes…), but there is a little more than meets the eye with this one. You see, Cabin in the Woods was shot in 2009! This is always a scary caveat for a film. Usually when a film sits on a shelf this long, a studio has no confidence in it. They will generally wait to release such a stinker when the rest of their film schedule permits, and with zero marketing behind it.
And yet, I am hopeful. Sure, I’m a sucker for all things horror, but this in particular could be a fun time. It has a rather unique premise, was co-written by Joss Whedon (director of the upcoming Avengers), directed by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), and stars a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth. How can it be bad?!
Hopefully Cinema Recon manages to sneak into the SXSW premiere. If we do, you can bet we will be reviewing it on an upcoming show, along with the other film premieres we have already confirmed (21 Jump Street and The Hunter). I don’t like to make predictions, but I’ll go out on a limb here and say this will be the best horror movie of 2012 to feature Thor battling invisible force fields.
Well thanks are in order to Jake for pointing out this trailer to me today. He knows full well that I cannot resist a new horror film, let alone a new horror trailer! Have a gander at Intruders below:
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Intruders looks kind of like your typical, straight up slasher: disguised man wants you dead, will kill anyone in front of him along the way. This is certainly not a bad thing. Quite the contrary, a good horror film can follow the slasher structure to a “T” and still be successful. Horror fans are a funny breed in that we can watch, what many could call, the same damn movie over and over again. But the familiar is what we often love about the genre! I for one love a good slasher, knowing that a new, annoying group of teens is about to get off’ed. The variety comes in the settings, the twists, the kills, and the killers (often time even the killer is the same, as I have re-watched dozens of Friday the 13ths dozens of times).
Here our twist seems to be in the form of the supernatural. Hard to get a good idea from the trailer, but for the most part, it looks pretty great! (Don’t look for it to get any higher than a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, mind you) It will undoubtedly get a lot of first-glance comparisons to The Strangers, just from the title alone. I also found myself thinking of the Tooth Fairy for some reason while watching this (not the abomination starring The Rock, but the actual/fictional Tooth Fairy). Anyone else get that vibe? Weird…
Look for Intruders in limited release on March 30, 2012.